Images on the mysterious map of Piri Reis shocked scientists
Piri Reis's map was 'hidden' for several centuries until it was discovered in 1929. The most surprising thing about this map is that it depicts, as the history textbooks say, a continent about which nothing was known until 1820 - Antarctica.
Human history is one of the greatest mysteries of modern times. And the facts known to us now seem quite doubtful in the light of the evidence found. One of these facts was the map of the Ottoman Admiral Piri Reis, created in Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1513.
It is not the first time that humanity has encountered inexplicable events. There are many examples: These are; are ancient monuments, books, and teachings that have no logical explanation for their existence. As patients with amnesia, we are slowly trying to rebuild the history of the human race, but we cannot find a plausible and convincing explanation for the controversial facts.
There are many missing details in this puzzle. One of these details is the map of Piri Reis.
The map was 'hidden' for several centuries until it was discovered in 1929. It shows the west coast of Africa, the east coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. It was compiled by the Ottoman Admiral Hacı Muhidin Piri ibn Hacı Mehmed (Piri Reis) and was based on documents created at least in the 4th century BC according to researchers.
The most surprising aspect of this map is that it depicts, as the history textbooks say, a continent about which nothing was known until 1820 - Antarctica.
Second, the map also includes Antarctica's Queen Maud District, an area of 2.5 million square kilometers and not covered by ice. Science says the ice sheet formed millions of years ago and has never lost its density since then. And it is impossible to create the map before Antarctica freezes; because then humanity did not exist yet.
History professor Charles Hapgood, in a letter to the US Air Force air intelligence, noted that the Antarctic coastline was marked on the map before it was covered with ice.
Lieutenant Colonel Harold Olmeier replied, "We have no idea how to relate the data on this map to the assumed geographic level of knowledge in 1513."
"The correct information seems to have been passed down from generation to generation. The first maps may have been drawn by unknown people such as the Minoans or Phoenicians, who were probably the greatest sailors of the ancient world for thousands of years."
Professor Hapgood said, "We have evidence that his maps were stored in the Library of Alexandria and then the geographers working there gathered this data together.
Joining forces with mathematician Richard W. Strachan, Prof. Hapgood explained another surprising thing: The map looked like modern satellite images, so it seemed to depict an aerial photograph taken from a very high altitude. But considering his old age